Harold C. Smith Program in Christian Studies

  • Angela Upright

Angela Upright

As the Assistant Director for the Harold C. Smith Program in Christian Studies, Angela develops directed experiential learning opportunities for students both domestically and internationally. Through the generous support of the Harold C. Smith Foundation, Angela plans vocational discernment retreats, an Alternative Spring Break Faith and Service Trip, conferences, and all other programming that serves to give students the opportunity to engage in vocational discernment, religious, and spiritual exploration. She also collaborates with the Ursinus Wellness Center to facilitate opportunities for students to engage in the spiritual domain of wellness.

Angela advises the Vocation Discernment and Community Development Interns, Interfaith Committee, and Chapel Program. She is thrilled to work with Ursinus students this year to foster opportunities for students to connect with themselves, the Ursinus community, and community partners both domestically and abroad in opening dialogues about spirituality, religion, and vocation.


Angela graduated Ursinus in May of 2017. During her time at Ursinus, Angela was a Resident Advisor, Bonner Leader, Senior Admission’s Fellow, Chapel president, and Student Commencement Speaker. As a Bonner Leader, Angela served as the Student Volunteer Coordinator for Parkhouse Nursing Home, tutored ESL to the Ursinus Cleaning Staff, and was a dedicated volunteer at ACLAMO Family Centers in Norristown. Angela’s favorite thing about Ursinus is the “community of care” she stepped into while arriving on campus for the first time four years ago, especially through Reverend Rice and the Ursinus Chapel Program.

In her free time, Angela loves to travel and reconnect with friends from around the country and world. She’s an avid reader, enjoys live music, and loves hiking.


  • B.S. in Health and Exercise Physiology from Ursinus College